12 Coaches Selected to Attend the 2005 National Paralympic Academy at the Olympic Training Center

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U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce that 12 coaches who work with student athletes who have physical disabilities have been selected to attend the 2005 National Paralympic Academy at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 15-18. The National Paralympic Academy …

30 Physically Disabled Student Athletes Earn Trips to the 2005 National Paralympic Academy at the Olympic Training Center

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U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce that 30 student athletes with physical disabilities have been selected to attend the 2005 National Paralympic Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 15-18. The National Paralympic Academy is a biennial event designed to recognize excellence in local …

Champions of Wheels

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“Champions on Wheels”, a short film, looks at the lifestyles and struggles of tennis athletes with physical disabilities. Daryl “Chill” Mitchell from the show “Ed” narrates the film that focuses on a few of the top wheelchair tennis players in the world. Names like Sharon Clark, Steve Welch, Nick Taylor, …

Sail Away To Freedom

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Paul, former physical education instructor, traveled from the northeast to attend this event. Thursday night in Coconut Grove, Florida, about 20 people gathered on the third floor of Shake A Leg’s beautiful headquarters. Despite the cold weather and threats of rain, everyone was excited about the weekend’s regatta hosted by …

Sailing for Life

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Karen Mitchell has a goal to top all of her other sail ing ach department phone achievements. She wants to be the first woman to represent the USA sailing team in the 2008 Paralympics. She has already spent the last three years training for the Paralympics. In the meantime, she …

Reporting From Athens!

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Music: live feed of the USA wheelchair b-ball game Today the swimming competition began and it was a really exciting morning..we have to leave REALLY early and Mike leaves on the very first bus out at 6am to get seats for ach department phone the USA in the stands in …

Kara’s Online Journal

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A few excerpts from her Online Forum. Wednesday July 28, 2004 Everyone here is getting ready for our meet on Thursday all the way through Sunday. I’m starting to get really anxious to see what my times are going to be like! I’ve been feeling REALLY tired lately-my muscles are …

Swimming For The Gold

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Kara Sheridan,24, was thinking about retiring from adaptive swimming competitions ever since she moved to Miami, Florida. She didn’t seem to mesh with any of the four swimming teams since her move from Ohio. “The coaches kept telling me to do whatever I can do and then would turn their …